Friday, December 11, 2009

A date which will live in infamousy

On December 8th, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the U.S. Congress, calling Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor on the previous day "a date which will live in infamy". It's a famous, stirring speech, well-known to all but the most callow Americans. The British equivalent is Winston Churchill's "We shall fight on the beaches."


On December 8th, 2009, 68 years later to the very day, a sockpuppet going by the name "Gassem" epically failed to invoke the the oratory of Roosevelt with this comment at Mailund.dk:

Gassem Says:
December 8th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

The conspiracy of John Baez, Renate Loll and their cat claws Christoph Drosser of Die Zeit and Querein Schermeier of Nature is out in the open. Of course this story will live in infamousy for as long as there are decent scientists who will not tolerate such sleeze. Mohamed El Naschie is innocent. You have framed him precisely because he is a Moslem, he is an Arab and he is a genius. Those who want to kill him are the same people who want to kill Hussein Barack Obama. That is his true name.


To mock Gassem's ethnic and religious baiting would be gilding the lily. This fail is sui generis.

As the blogmaster put it:

Thomas Mailund Says:
December 9th, 2009 at 8:48 am

The mind boggles…

Translate English to Arabic


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5 comments:

  1. Another interseting blog, where you can find Elnaschie's sockpuppets.
    http://20at.com/20at/health/3157.html

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  2. Good tip, thank you. Studying that now.

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  3. I tried to post this comment without success:

    I see you are discussing Dr. M.S. El Naschie.
    To learn more about him, and to discuss him freely, visit my blog,
    El Naschie Watch
    النشائي ووتش
    http://elnaschiewatch.blogspot.com
    Or just Google "El Naschie". We are one of the first hits.

    محمد النشائي El Naschie Watch محمد النشائي El Naschie News محمد النشائي
    محمد النشائي All El Naschie All The Time محمد النشائي
    Jason

    The problem is the box where you have to identify and type in distorted Arabic characters. It's beyond my ability.

    It's an interesting thread with both pro and anti El Naschie comments. I was surprised to see that it started on February 1, 2007 and is still active. Almost three years! El Naschie's sockpuppets never give up on a thread merely because it's stale. They should be admired for their persistence.

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  4. Your post is there! And our blog was linked to much earlier in the thread.

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  5. cool! It didn't seem to work, so I assumed the distorted characters must be Arabic and my attempts were failing for that reason.

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